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December 30, 2019 NDSU Extension Hosting Farm & Ranch Youth Stress Workshop

Vanessa Hoines, Extension Agent/Family and Community Wellness

Dates to Remember:

  • December 30: Livestock Judging Workout, Mandan
  • January 6: Hippology Workouts Begin
  • January 7: BSC Ag Marketing Club-Cargill and Hubbard Feeds, Bismarck
  • January 14: BSC Ag Marketing Club-Martinson Ag, Bismarck
  • January 16:  Farm and Ranch Youth Stress Workshop, Bismarck
  • January 17: Design Your Succession Plan-Session 1, Mandan


NDSU Extension Hosting Farm and Ranch Youth Stress Workshop

Stressors specific to the agriculture industry and helping farm and ranch youth will be the focus of a workshop that North Dakota State University Extension, Eyes on the Horizon and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture are teaming up to hold from 1 to 4 p.m. Central time January 16, 2020.

This workshop is for teachers, counselors, social workers, health-care providers, faith community members, parents and anyone else who is concerned about the youth of rural North Dakota’s farms and ranch communities.

The workshop will be held via Interactive Video Network (IVN) at sites across North Dakota. Monica Kramer McConkey, a licensed professional counselor with Eyes on the Horizon and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, will present “Supporting Farm Youth Through Understanding and Intervention.”

Workshop topics also will include adverse childhood experiences (ACES), developmental milestones in adolescence (ages 12 to 18), and the impact of stress on emotional and physical development, relationship building techniques, resources and QPR (question, persuade, refer), an emergency response to someone in a suicide crisis.

Three social work clock hours are approved for professionals attending this workshop.  

Contact NDSU Extension to register for the three-hour session which will be available over IVN in partnership with NDSU Extension – Morton and Burleigh County and North Dakota Association of Counties.

Location: ND Association of Counties, 1661 East Capitol Way, Bismarck, North Dakota 58501

For more information and to register, contact the Morton County office at 701-667-3340 or the Burleigh County office at 701-221-6865.

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